Dulles Expo Center-Chantilly, Virginia (Dulles Expo Center N BLDG) March 2010
by, 04-11-2010 at 06:23 PM (2248 Views)
BY the member Rabs:
Hey everyone I know a few other members here went to the Chantilly show the last weekend in March. I was unable to meet any of them sadly and it was my first time at the CSA show (they have three a year) and my largest show ever. I wasn't expecting to see so much memorabilia there as I did, including helmets and jerseys but it was pretty neat. There was also a lot of unique artwork as well, such as 3D athlete portraits. You can see some of the guy’s work here: http://playactionportraits.com/index.html
I was there all three days and here are the pics I took of the event:
The athletes that were signing autographs were impressive. I saw Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, Paul Hournung, Jerome Bettis, Herschel Walker, Mike Ditka, Doug Flutie, and more (most of which you can view from the link above to the pictures I took of the event)!!! The only one I got to meet and sign something for me was Brian Orakpo who I love since my favorite college is team is Texas and my favorite pro team is the Skins (he played for one and now plays for the other). Here are the pics of me and him, I especially like the second one since we did the hook em horns sign!!!
As far as what I picked up at the show, here are the goods:
Overall I was very glad I was able to attend the show. I plan on going back and had a really good time. I honestly have spent more money on cards at other shows, but the atmosphere was different than a normal card show. There were tables everywhere and being so close to so many famous athletes was amazing! I would recommend anyone in the Virginia/Maryland area to try to make it out to the show at some point, it’s a good time!